However, if some part of your life doesn’t feel right – change it.” -Phylis Fagrelius
For my eighteenth birthday my mother asked family and friends to send letters to me containing love and words of advice for the future. My fifth grade teacher sent me one of these letters. While reading it, one particular part caught my eye; the quote above. “However, if some part of your life doesn’t feel right – change it.”
This quote has particular meaning to me as it is something that I’m trying really hard to apply to my life. Change is something that is scary and intimidating, and sometimes very scary. However, you’re only doing yourself injustice if you don’t change for your own betterment.
This year I have done a lot of changing what doesn’t feel right in my life. It’s something that I ignored for the longest time and in the end I was unhappy and not living to my full potential. And when I look back at it, the only person I have to blame is myself. There are many aspects you can change that in your life, and I thought I’d share my own experiences and hope that my stories will inspire you to see if you are really doing what is right for you. Here it goes!
How Morgan Ended Up Liking Life More
Grades. I’ve been really lucky my entire life in that I am naturally gifted with brains. I refuse to brag about it, but I am so blessed to have school be relatively easy for me. However, this year for the first time I was really challenged with classes I’ve never had trouble with before. A life-long quirk of mine is that I don’t ask for help when it comes to school. But after receiving a D in my Pre-Calc/Trig class, I had never felt so bad in my life. This wasn’t the grade that I knew I should receive. So I started up working with a tutor and asking my teacher for help. I ended the class with a solid B and felt that I really had learned something about Trigonometry. Sometimes facing the fact that you need help can end up with a better GPA.
Weight. I really hate this subject, but it has to be done. This is one of my changes that I am really struggling to get through. I have a horrible habit of just overeating and eating really horrible things for me (seriously, I ate like 15 taquitos yesterday.) I just can’t get over how much I enjoy just having a good unhealthy snack and it’s sad. I realized that not only is this eating habit but also my weight is something that isn’t what it should be. I don’t believe appearances or your weight should be that important, but being healthy is, and I’ve been putting my health last. So one of my changes now is trying to eat better and regularly exercising. I hope you all will encourage me so that I can make this positive change in my life for the better.
Friends. This is still kind of a touchy subject to address, but I want to for you all. I had a bit of a friend change this year, and it wasn’t because I moved or anything of that sort. It was because I realized I wasn’t healthy in my friendships. My friends were perfectly great and I wish them well in life and I know they will do great things because they are all talented, smart beings who I am glad to have once called my close friends. However, in our friendship I neglected what I needed out of a friendship. It wasn’t until I became closer with another group of friends (who ironically are the people I first met when I moved to the town I live in) that I noticed how badly I had been neglecting myself. I realized that in this friendship my self-esteem had basically been thrown out the window and I had shrunk inside myself to a place where I didn’t like me, all without me knowing. It wasn’t my friend’s intentions, but it had happened nevertheless. It wasn’t until I had become closer with these new girls who made me feel special and wanted that I realized how much I’d been ignoring what my own body needed. Over the last five months or so I’ve been slowly regaining my self-esteem and I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time. Yeah, horrible words were exchanged on both sides after the first friendship ended and that’s unfortunate, but I believe that right now, both sides are in better places. I know I am. I don’t want people to think I’m bitter or angry about it at all. I more feel that I wish I’d realized what that friendship was doing to me mentally so I could have saved myself before coming home each day just unhappy with who I am. Self love is the most important thing you can ever have. Sometimes changing for what is better for you is hard, but the reward is so worth it.
I write so that I can try to create a world of people who love themselves and go out into the world and spread that love. This post hopefully encourages you to do change the things that make you feel that your life is not what you want it to be and change them. That’s all I want for my readers: For you to be happy.
You are the most lovely audience of readers that I’ve ever experienced and I am so happy that you’ve decided to spend your day with me. Above is the song ‘Change Your Life’ by Little Mix that I thought went very well with my topic for today.
A big thank you to Phylis Fagrelius for writing me that letter and putting into words what I’ve been trying to do with my life. You were a lovely teacher.
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